Here's where we stand:
In ten days, it will all be over. Where will we be? Which two of those six teams will be watching the playoffs on TV?
East New York 89 63 -- Boston 88 64 1
Central Chicago 91 61 -- Cleveland 90 63 1.5
West Los Angeles 87 65 -- Oakland 84 68 3
Wild Card Cleveland 90 63 -- Boston 88 64 1.5 Oakland 84 68 5.5
After trading series with the Orioles and Blue Jays, the Red Sox and Yankees will meet at Fenway Park one week from tonight. I can't imagine the standings being too different from what they are now. The odds of either Boston or New York holding a four-game lead next week is slim, so the winner of the East will likely be decided in that three-game set.
I'm getting nervous just thinking about it now, so first things first:
Lilly / Chacon in the Bronx at 7:00; Arroyo / Cabrera at Camden Yards at 7:30.